Friday, October 25, 2013

Classic '70s TV Reunions on Sam & Cat, See Dad Run; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 28, 2013)

Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall - Sam & Cat

Nickelodeon will host an unforgettable weekend on Nov. 9 and 10 with two iconic reunions of legendary television creator/actor/producer Garry Marshall's landmark series, Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days, in brand-new episodes of Sam & Cat and See Dad Run. In Sam & Cat "#SalmonCat," premiering Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon, beloved comedy duo Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley) will reunite on screen in a scripted series for the first time in over 30 years. The following evening, a brand-new See Dad Run will bring back star Scott Baio with Happy Days creator Garry Marshall in a homecoming on their former set in "See Dad See Dad Run," premiering Sunday, Nov. 10, at 8pm ET/PT on Nick at Nite.

Scott Baio and Garry Marshall - See Dad Run

In the brand-new Sam & Cat "#SalmonCat," Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Cat (Ariana Grande) are ordered to rename their babysitting business because it's too similar to "Salmon Cat," a TV show from the '70s. Sam and Cat must track down the show's two original creators (played by Penny Marshall and Williams) and resolve their three decade-long feud. In the premiere of See Dad Run "See Dad See Dad Run," David's (Baio) TV dad Bernie (played by Garry Marshall) visits, but the reunion sours when he runs off and leaves his new baby. David must convince Bernie that being a real dad will be his best role. Marshall's son Scott Marshall directs.


It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2013, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, October 28, 2013

  • Katey Sagal (Married with Children/8 Simple Rules) - Watch Katey on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • George Lopez (George Lopez) - George appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about his new book, What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life, on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary visits CBS This Morning between 7-9am.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) - Jerry talks about his new movie Last Vegas on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. He will also be on SI Now at 1pm and in NY on on New York Live at 12:30pm on WNBC4.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends/Read Between the Lines) - Tracee is a guest on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina is a guest on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun) - John chats about his new children's book, Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo, while cooking up a cheesy and delicious queso dip perfect for any party on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Rob on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS. Earlier in the day she creates a mouthwatering cashew chicken curry with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT-CT.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Casey is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Beau Bridges (The Millers) - Beau drops by The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison is a guest on The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Sean Hayes (Sean Saves the World/Will & Grace) - Sean stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie shares her hidden talent in a Celebrity Hidden Talent Show on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Melissa talks about her new book, Melissa Explains It All, on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
  • Will Arnett (The Millers/Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Watch Will on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on CBS This Morning between 7-9am. Finally, he will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Tune in to see Casey on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • James Wolk (The Crazy Ones) - James stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob guests on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) - Jerry is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 between 7-9am ET.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Melissa will be on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha is guest co-host and serves up spooky Halloween cocktails with Clinton Kelly on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Kat is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Billy Gardell and Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) - Billy and Reno are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette talks about her love for Halloween and legendary costumes on Katie, so check your local listings. The Divine Miss M gets a big surprise!
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld) - John discusses his new children's book, The Perfect Dog, on Home & Family at 10am on Hallmark Channel.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about his new book, What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life, on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Watch Melissa on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • The Cast of Modern Family) - The cast of Modern Family are guests on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. The rest of the Last Vegas casts will also be guests. The film opens in theaters on November 1.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil chats about the final season of How I Met Your Mother on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends, Read Between the Lines) - Tracee is a guest on Bethenny so check your local listings for time and station.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 between 7-9am ET. She will also discuss her latest projects on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, January 18

Fresh Off the Boat - "Clean Slate" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
On the eve of Chinese New Year, Jessica pushes the entire family to settle all debts, disputes and grudges to ensure good fortune for the coming year. Unsure if she can contain her temper for the remainder of the day, Jessica enlists Emery to makes sure she keeps her cool. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan go on a wild goose chase to hunt down some hate mail, and Eddie is forced to entertain his super lame cousin.

Speechless - " S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Modern Family - "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Luke’s Halloween party isn’t the monster bash he dreamed of and is at risk of having the worst party of the year. Sensing trouble, the rest of the Dunphy’s realize all his party needs is a visit from Rod Skyhook, a little promotion and some adult supervision to get it started. Meanwhile at the Tucker-Pritchett home, Cam faces off with his Halloween nemesis while Lily and Mitchell try to save the day and work to keep him from going to the darkside. Finally, when Jay finds out that Manny is going to a party at the home of an old enemy, he enlists him to deliver a trick he will never forget.

black-ish - "Good Dre Hunting" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Bow convinces a begrudging Dre to try therapy, and he learns how to cope with his anger issues. Meanwhile, Johan becomes a life coach to the kids.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Old Lady House: A Situation Comedy" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Charlie thinks Mac's mom is holding his mom hostage so the gang installs spy cameras in their house to monitor what's going on. What they end up discovering is the moms are quite entertaining once Dennis makes some quick edits and adds a laugh track to the surveillance footage. Dee wants in on the new hit show and Frank becomes obsessed with banging Charlie's mom now that he's seen her on TV.

Man Seeking Woman - "Horse" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Lucy attempts to forge a relationship with Josh's best friend Mike.

Schitt's Creek - "The Throuple" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David and Stevie try to come to terms with their new relationship; Alexis and Moira plan a mother/daughter lunch.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Wednesday, January 18

  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Watch Wendi on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) - Judah is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) and B.J. Novak (The Office) - Neil and B.J. are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. Neil can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:20am.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patrick Warburton (Crowded/Rules of Engagement/Less Than Perfect) - Patrick is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet/Kirstie) - Kirstie dishes about the new season of Scream Queens and her weight loss with Jenny Craig on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.